What's New from STTI?
90 MINUTES OF SERVICE
part of her call to action, President Hester C. Klopper has invited all
honor society members to complete 90 minutes of selfless service on the
week of 5 October, in honor of Sigma Theta Tau International's
OUR CHAPTER WILL BE VOLUNTEERING AT PROJECT COLLABORATE ON OCTOBER 9 FROM 5:30-8 (IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE TEA). SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Presidential Call to Action
Please follow this link to the webpage with a video of STTI President Hester Klopper's Call to Action presented at the 42nd Annual Biennial Convention in 2013. http://www.nursingsociety.org/aboutus/board/Pages/bio_klopper.aspx
Submit a Nomination for International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is one of STTI's International Awards for Nursing Excellence
2010, STTI has been inducting nurse researchers who have achieved
significant and sustained broad national and/or international
recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the
profession and the people it serves.
All active STTI members are eligible. STTI Board of Directors, STTI
staff, STTI consultants and contracted staff, and members of the judging
committee are not eligible and cannot support nominations. To find out more, visit the link:
What's New on the Epsilon Theta Circle?
Come Celebrate Founder's Day on October 9th!
October 5 is the day that all Sigma Theta Tau chapters pay tribute to our six founders: Mary Tolle Wright, Edith Moore Copeland, Marie Hippensteel Lingeman, Dorothy Garrigus Adams, Elizabeth Russell Belford, and Elizabeth McWilliams Miller. During the early 1920s, these young women attended the Indiana University Training School for Nursing, and with the assistance of Ethel Palmer Clarke, Director of the training school, they founded Sigma Theta Tau. After graduation our founders went their separate ways, but each continued to practice nursing and demonstrate the qualities inherent in the nursing honor society they formed.
Sigma Theta Tau members touch the lives of countless people each day - students, future nurses, colleagues, coworkers, patients and family members. As Sigma Theta Tau members we have a responsibility to carry forth the values of leadership, scholarship, and excellent nursing practice envisioned by our founders and to be mentors to new Sigma Theta Tau members just as our founders were mentors to countless new inductees. By accepting these challenges we, too, can be a part of the ripple effect initiated by the six founders of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Date: October 9th
Place: Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge. Room: CEC 1.115
Address: 1400 North I-35 Austin, Texas 78701
If you have a pretty china place setting (cup/saucer/plate) feel free bring it to the tea. See you there.
Project Collaborate (90 Minutes of Service) UT Facilities Complex Training Room, October 9 6:30-8 (immediately following the tea)
School of Pharmacy is partnering with the Association of Nurses in
Graduate School for Project Collaborate, an
initiative dedicated to providing health screenings and education to
underserved populations in and around the Austin area. These
organizations have requested help from STTI members to make the
initiative a success. Student
or community nurse volunteers are needed to assist with patient
email Megan Pfitzinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up for this service event.
Donations Drive for Family Wellness Center- All During the Month of October
In order to meet the President's call to action, we have decided to hold a donations drive to benefit the Family Wellness Center, supported by the UT Austin School of Nursing.
Donations can be sent directly to the Family Wellness Center or given to Dr. Elizabeth Loika at the UT School of Nursing. Per the Family Wellness Center, the following items are needed:
-The diabetes program would like several sets of cheap measuring cups to
demonstrate portion size.
-They also requested several packages of tear-off sheets that are examples
of Carb Counting (web address and item numbers provided)
-They would also like plastic fruits, etc. to show portion sizes, discuss
-Diabetic socks are a great help, especially in the winter
-Dental care packages with floss, toothpaste and a toothbrush are always
-Personal Hygiene kits with shampoo, wipes, etc. are another option
-The big ticket items would be $$ that we could put towards buying blood glucose
testing strips, or Medical Alert bracelets.
Event Partnering with Tau Epsilon from University of Mary Hardin Baylor, October 28, 6:30
Please join Tau Epsilon for their fall research meeting. It will be held on October 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
The location is Johnny's Steakhouse, Banquet Room in Salado. See their website for more information: http://www.johnnyssteaksandbbq.com/
We will begin with dinner at 6:30 pm and follow with 3 to 4 Research presentations.
Dinner includes 2 meats, 3 vegetables, Tea, water and dessert.
The cost for the dinner is $15.50 at the door.
Please see more information at our facebook page.
We are asking for RSVPs by October 22. You can RSVP to Michelle Rush (Tau Epsilon President) at email@example.com or on Facebook (please just one location).
Click on the Quick Links on the right to find out more about us and see pictures from recent events!